Ive owned a few dedicated servers in the past for various reasons mainly for clans and for friends. I've done tons of research on this but I am still curious to what server specs i should be looking for. I will give you guys a general idea of what ill be doing. Of course in the title as said VOIP and Game server hosting. For game servers I would like to be providing Counter-Strikeource, Counter-Strike 1.6, Minecraft, Brink, and Team Fortress 2 probably if that. My main focus is Counter-Strikeource Counter-Strike 1.6 and the Voip's Mumble and Teamspeak. So to the main question what spec's for my dedicated should i be looking for? I am not going for nothing really big but I would like my server to be able to handle enough servers to be considered a small hosting company.
Haha it was just an example like i said my main focus is the VOIP's and Counter-Strike/S/1.6 servers. But it is very cpu intensive i do believe that the server software for minecraft had some memory leak but im not very sure about that information because it was some rumors. because i ran one on my older vps and it seemed to take up much more then it should have but please give useful information such as what specs i should be looking for in my dedicated or any other useful information would be great!
Honestly with running a game server geras1m is right the more ram the better. also with the network any dedicated provider should be providing you with atleast 100mb conection per box ifit is going to be super bandwidth intensive due to promoting and growth i would check to see if you willhave access to upgrade if need be
Thanks geras1m of course I am a gamer myself no lag = more frag . Heres the thing im on a budget of about probably $100-$150 so ill have to give or take a game server or voip server which doesnt matter much. But how do these specs sound
core i3 550 3.20ghz
250gb 7200rpm HDD
Windows Server 2003-08 both years are same price
Burstable 100MB Internet Connection
1000 Gigabits Total Monthly Bandwidth Allowance w/ 1 IP
Server Grade Power Supply (Rated 10,000hr MTBF)
Multi Vendor Power & Internet Connections
you could always try and rent a dedicated server from an up and running GSP? at least that way you will / should get unlimited gaming bandwidth with your server.
you could head over to gspreviews and check some of the GSP's out? bear in mind if you rent your server from a GSP then your worries of latency / lag won't be an issue, well one would like to think that..
If it's 125GBytes then it's a no-go. When you fill up that box with servers it's gonna drain somewhere between 1TB and 2TB. i7 with 8gb ram goes to 5TB a month. I'm running gamehosting for a while now, bandwidth usage is crazy. You wont be ever needing full 100mbit on a single box. That box you described would use ~15mbit max when it's full. I'm talking about CS 1.6 servers here though.
Another tip: DO NOT USE WINDOWS. For the money you pay for windows, you could add up some more RAM. With Linux, you could run couple more servers for the resources windows would usualy use. Gameservers run great on Debian. Customize kernel a bit and you're set.